For the past week and a half, I’ve been eating meat again (I was a vegetarian for eight years up until then) and having all of the recommended servings of food according to Canada’s Food Guide. I’d been having a lot of issues due to vitamin and mineral deficiency, so I decided eating meat was a good way to help with that rather than keeping on being a vegetarian. So far I’ve felt a lot better. I actually get hungry now (I didn’t for a while before, no matter how long it was past the time I should’ve eaten), I don’t seem to be getting random stomach aches, and a few other issues seem to be clearing up. Though there’s still room for improvement as far as variety goes, I’m doing well.
It still bothers me a lot to see people not eat right. I don’t see why eating properly doesn’t rank higher on the list of priorities for the general public. Whenever I hear someone complain about a headache, a stomach ache, or fatigue, or some seemingly harmless and everyday symptom, my mind instantly flies to the possibility they aren’t getting enough nutrients. I always know it could be something else, but if they have a bad diet it’s very likely, since they’re not gettings enough of what their body needs to function.
On a lighter note, here’s a recipe for baked tortilla chips (Sorry there’s no picture – I couldn’t get a good one when I remembered to take any). Not only do I get to eat these delicious chips every night – albeit baked ones – I get to have dip with them as well! Not just get to, but I’m literally required. It’s Tzatziki, a Greek dip made of yogurt, and counts toward my dairy for the day. So there.
Baked Tortilla Chips
Tortillas (I use half a large one)
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, brush both sides of the tortillas lightly with oil. Cut into thin strips or wedges and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 4-6 minutes until nice and crispy. Serve warm or cool.